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Edward Lyle Copes

Edward Lyle Copes, age 90, of Mena, Arkansas died Monday, July 10, 2017 at the Rich Mountain Nursing and Rehab in Mena. He was born on Tuesday, May 24, 1927 to Ira Otho and Hazel Dry Copes in Mexico, Missouri.

Edward was of the Methodist faith and attended the First United Methodist Church in Mena. Edward served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Dallas 128 Masonic Lodge and was a 32nd Degree Mason. Edward worked as a sales rep for the Hobart Corporation for 35 years in Memphis, Tennessee. He was a scratch golfer, and loved playing golf, hitting two hole-in-one's at the Colonial Country Club in Memphis during his lifetime. Edward enjoyed his pets, woodworking, gardening, canning, working with his hands, and was even known to dance the foxtrot. He was a member of the Elks and the Scottish Rite. Edward was a loving father, uncle, grandfather and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Chyrline Copes; and one sister, Mary Bogash.

Edward is survived by one daughter, Heidi Orris of Mena; four grandchildren, Jim Orris of Howey in the Hills, Florida, Duncan Orris of Gainesville, Florida, Dennis Orris of Valencia, California, and Nicole Sjostrom of Knoxville, Tennessee; five great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; four nephews, Russell Hughes and wife, Vicki, Mark Bogash and wife, Carol, David Bogash and wife, Meg and Morgan Crosson; two nieces, Rhonda Teel and husband, Dennis and Diane Hernandez; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Mena with Reverend Ann Ferris officiating. Cremation services entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Ouachitas Humane Society, P.O. Box 845, Mena, Arkansas 71953.

Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com

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